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OfflineTwirling
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Put simply, are you happy in life?
    #4273552 - 06/08/05 10:37 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

Honestly, I don't know how to answer my own question. There is an inner-happiness I have about existance, life, and all that corny, but meaningful stuff.


My current position in life is a weird one; I have a family member who is very mentally ill who I used to live with, moved out on my own for the previous reason, just finished my freshmen year at college after leaving for a few years, and I'm looking to record an album (music is my biggest passion).

Things have never been better in many ways, but also full of challenges that aren't under my control. Fortunately, I've managed to take some of the control, but it is certainly far from ideal.

Then I look at the way the world is, and it amazes me how crazy things are. That's kind of a "no duh" statement.

I will say that I am in constant awe of everything. Sometimes really simple things like fractals, sensery information, etc.. Or modern devices which I really don't understand how they work (do you really, truly understand how the computer you're typing on works from the ground up? I understand a lot about computers, but fuck if I could build one not using pre-manifactured parts). Then there is what I like to call "social acceptable insanity" - all the insane things "normal" people do which really don't make any logical sense. Sometimes I feel as if life is a parody of itself.

As you can see, I had trouble answering my own question. How about you?


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Re: Put simply, are you happy in life? [Re: Twirling]
    #4273567 - 06/08/05 10:42 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

Must be nice.. all i see is grey and red...

NO im not happy at all... :thumbdown:


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Re: Put simply, are you happy in life? [Re: Twirling]
    #4273585 - 06/08/05 10:47 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

i am very happy with my life. i have a wife, good animals, a nice home, food on the table, etc. but, i am not satisfied. there is so much i want to do and learn. hopefully, i wont feel satidifed with my life until i'm laying on my deathbed surrounded by my family and the life i have made for them and myself.

a bit hokey, but its exactly how i feel.


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Re: Put simply, are you happy in life? [Re: automan]
    #4273599 - 06/08/05 10:52 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

My life is going great at the moment.

I have finally got direction and focus in school, I have my addictions under control, and Im getting married in august.


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Re: Put simply, are you happy in life? [Re: DieCommie]
    #4273609 - 06/08/05 10:54 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

dude, being married is awesome. we just had our 1st anniversery not too long ago. today my wife came to my work just to have sex. life rox right now :smile:


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Re: Put simply, are you happy in life? [Re: automan]
    #4273619 - 06/08/05 10:57 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

right on!  its nice to hear someone have something positive to say about marriage.

when i tell my "friends" I'm getting married, they say "what did you do wrong?"  :rolleyes:  I just laugh at them and say they are just jealous because they aren't wanted, and will die lonley  :lol:


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Re: Put simply, are you happy in life? [Re: automan]
    #4273623 - 06/08/05 10:57 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

I am happy but not satisfied. I will be starting college in fall and it will almost be free because of scholarships. Basically my bachelor's is taken care of and all I have to do is keep my GPA up. My family is doing great too and I've been bonding with them, getting high and going to family reunions, it's been great. The only thing I'm missing is my significant other but that could be a good thing, less drama.


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Re: Put simply, are you happy in life? [Re: automan]
    #4273629 - 06/08/05 10:58 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

I'm happy. I don't complain lik emost people like to. I'm single, live alone, and don't ave many friends, but I'm still happy because I know tings could be a lot worse than they are.


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Re: Put simply, are you happy in life? [Re: Twirling]
    #4273639 - 06/08/05 11:00 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

Yeah, Im very happy......otherwise your wasting your only shot!

Life is short....love it and be happy!


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Re: Put simply, are you happy in life? [Re: Ripple]
    #4273656 - 06/08/05 11:04 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

i am happy merely existing. floating along on ka's breeze. the little white powder i shot up a few hours ago is probably boosting my sense of happiness right now though


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Re: Put simply, are you happy in life? [Re: automan]
    #4273661 - 06/08/05 11:06 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

I'm content... and I do like seeing automan post in the pub :cool:.


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Re: Put simply, are you happy in life? [Re: Twirling]
    #4273673 - 06/08/05 11:08 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

What is the greatest experience you can have? It is the hour of the great contempt. The hour when your happiness, too, arouses your disgust, and even your reason and your virtue.
The hour when you say, "What matters my happiness? It is poverty and filth and wretched contentment. But my happiness ought to justify existence itself."
-Friedrich Nietszche

That really explains my current situation. I don't know whether I'd be considered happy to someone else, nor do I care. Happiness hasn't been my priority in life for years.


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Re: Put simply, are you happy in life? [Re: Twirling]
    #4273722 - 06/08/05 11:23 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

I am content. Is that enough?

It is for me.


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Re: Put simply, are you happy in life? [Re: trendal]
    #4273749 - 06/08/05 11:29 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

Quote:

trendal said:
I am content. Is that enough?

It is for me.




Same here! There's always room for improvement, but I'm in a pretty nice place in life too....


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Re: Put simply, are you happy in life? [Re: trendal]
    #4273757 - 06/08/05 11:29 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

Quote:

trendal said:
I am content. Is that enough?

It is for me.





agreed


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Re: Put simply, are you happy in life? [Re: goobler]
    #4273773 - 06/08/05 11:33 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

I'd rather be the most miserable person in the world and not content, then the happiest and content.

being content is a sad state for human existence.


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Re: Put simply, are you happy in life? [Re: looner2]
    #4273786 - 06/08/05 11:36 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

There's a reason why many great artists aren't the happiest and most content of people. Happiness is irrelevant when talking about any creation that matters, whether it be music, art, inventions or philosophy.

There's much more important matters than happiness, in my opinion.


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Re: Put simply, are you happy in life? [Re: looner2]
    #4273787 - 06/08/05 11:36 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

How about being content with you ability to achieve and grow? I don't want to be in my situation for ever, but I am content with my "upward mobility"

I agree with the gist of your statement though.


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Re: Put simply, are you happy in life? [Re: DieCommie]
    #4273801 - 06/08/05 11:39 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

No. I've been a nihilist since I was thirteen. Before I even knew what the hell a nihilist was.


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Re: Put simply, are you happy in life? [Re: bukkake]
    #4273807 - 06/08/05 11:41 PM (12 years, 16 days ago)

Et tu Brute?

Nihilism does not necessarily mean you're unhappy; when everything loses its meaning, you can create any happiness you want.

But I'm in the same boat as you. I've been an atheist since I was 10 or 11, and a Nihilist since I was 13 or so. Must simply be the way some people are wired.


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